My blog-Updated 1/12

This is the place where you can discuss things completely Off Topic.
marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

My blog-Updated 1/12

Postby marc » Mon Aug 27, 2012 6:43 am

For the longest time I have had experiences, thoughts, revelations, epiphanies, etc that I've wanted to put down on paper. Recently with a renewed focused study of the scriptures I have felt impressed to share the last 42 years from what might be a unique experience. If you're bored and want to learn a little more about me and the gospel of Jesus Christ from my perspective, feel free to stop by for a visit and say hello. I plan to post a new entry every day, if possible. Much of what I share might be things you have already seen me post on here, but what you see here is still only a fraction. It is my hope to inspire many people. I started it over the weekend so there are a couple entries already. I'm working on today's right now, so it will by up sometime today.

Latter-day Lamanite
Last edited by marc on Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:10 pm, edited 4 times in total.
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

Sponsored Links

Advertisements

Medical Cost Sharing - It's not insurance it's better!

User avatar
Original_Intent
Level 34 Illuminated
Posts: 9062
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:35 pm

Re: So I started a blog

Postby Original_Intent » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:20 am

coach, that is awesome!

I started a book project a few weeks ago. I don't know if I will ever publish, or if it will just be for my descendants.

It's called "Jubilee Year". I am going to start the meat of the book on Sept 15 - my 49th birthday. Sounds like it is going to be similar to your blog. I intend to write it throughout my 50th (Jubilee) year of my life. It isn;t going to be an autombiaography, as I ahve had a pretty mundane life in many respects. I intend it to be more of a philosophy book, but with anecdotes from my life. The goal is for it to be a distillation of what I have learned or think I have learned over the past 49 years.

I have been working on the foreword, and I think it is a promising project. I look forward to following your blog.

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog

Postby marc » Mon Aug 27, 2012 7:34 am

OI, that is cool! And my b-day is Sept 16th. :) But you have six years on me. :p
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog

Postby marc » Mon Aug 27, 2012 9:32 am

Today's entry is up. Whew!!! #:-s

The New Covenant, Part 1
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

Libertas
captain of 50
Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:10 pm

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 8/27

Postby Libertas » Mon Aug 27, 2012 1:04 pm

Great blog, Coach. Keep on writing.

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 8/27

Postby marc » Tue Aug 28, 2012 10:18 am

Thank you. Doesn't look like I'll be able to write something every day, not because I don't have anything to write about, but because I gotta feel the Spirit when I write so that it comes out right. I need that stamp of approval...
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 8/27

Postby marc » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:37 am

"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 8/31

Postby marc » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:52 pm

"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/4

Postby marc » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:11 am

"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

User avatar
Meili
Don't ask . . .
Posts: 6001
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:18 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/4

Postby Meili » Thu Sep 06, 2012 4:16 am

Beautiful blog, coach. I've got it on my start page!
I'm always right.

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/4

Postby marc » Thu Sep 06, 2012 6:06 am

Thank you. This is turning into a heritage/lineage/genealogy research project. New things are coming to light and I can't wait to share more. Just a matter of compiling scriptures, history, etc and putting it all in context. Some of this stuff is blowing me away. I don't know what will turn up, but I look forward to this journey.
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

User avatar
Meili
Don't ask . . .
Posts: 6001
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:18 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/4

Postby Meili » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:10 pm

I saw your comments on my blog, by the way--Thanks! I have an old blog where I used to share my gospel insights but no one read it--not even my mom. I switched to stories and now I've got a bunch of regular readers. I hope I can inspire people to make good choices through some of the stories. My favorite is the one about throwing my husband's cell phone out the front door. Believe it or not, but that has been one of the most spiritual experiences of my life.
I'm always right.

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/4

Postby marc » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:36 am

Maybe I should write more stories. Just updated today's with a more "personal" entry:

Genealogy
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

User avatar
Meili
Don't ask . . .
Posts: 6001
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:18 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/4

Postby Meili » Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:37 pm

Love the picture! Your parents look like the kind of people I like to encounter at parties or other get togethers.
I'm always right.

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/4

Postby marc » Sun Sep 09, 2012 9:02 am

Thank you. :)

Updated with a meatier subject:

Times of the Gentiles
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/9

Postby marc » Mon Sep 10, 2012 6:36 am

A short observation on the Book of Mormon.

No Samites
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/10

Postby marc » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:40 pm

I finally posted my latest, probably most controversial so far:

An Overflowing Scourge
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

User avatar
Original_Intent
Level 34 Illuminated
Posts: 9062
Joined: Mon Sep 28, 2009 2:35 pm

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/10

Postby Original_Intent » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:20 pm

coachmarc wrote:I finally posted my latest, probably most controversial so far:

An Overflowing Scourge


Hmmm.
Just a thought on John Taylor's vision.

In two scenes, he sees mothers cutting the throats of their children and drinking the blood or in New York they were killing their own offspring and eating the raw flesh, and then in a few minutes dying themselves. And he said he knew that these things were also happening all over the country.

I see a possible fulfillment of this with our current financial situation. The monetary policy of debt means that we are satisfying our appetites at the expense of destroying the future of our children. Furthermore, by so doing we are indeed bringing about our own destruction as well. I have often been both shocked and appalled that many seem to understand what a bad situation our country is in, but it seems everyone just wants to kick the can down the road, and hopes that they can get through life with the benefits etc. that we have and little concern for future generations.

I'm definitely not in a position to declare the interpretation, but it seems like a reasonable possibility that it could be.

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/15

Postby marc » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:21 am

That implies that the vision is allegorical. It certainly beats it being a literal account of a future event. There is another vision that I thought about sharing, but I I figured this one was enough. The other one is about the disease itself and how it will rot out the flesh. It will begin as a purple spot on the flesh until it consumes the body. I imagine this will make aids or even the Bubonic plague in the middle ages look like a simple flu.
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/15

Postby marc » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:17 am

Ah, the memories...

Fear the chancla!
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

User avatar
Meili
Don't ask . . .
Posts: 6001
Joined: Fri Apr 01, 2011 1:18 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/18

Postby Meili » Tue Sep 18, 2012 9:51 am

That was a great story, coach. Reminded me of the time I washed my parents' living room carpet. That one will be posted on my blog soon, thanks to you.
I'm always right.

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/22

Postby marc » Sat Sep 22, 2012 9:30 am

I look forward to reading it! :)

New entry. It's almost here!

The Brigham City Temple
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/22

Postby marc » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:57 am

A new update. :)

A Centurion’s Faith
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

SempiternalHarbinger
captain of 1,000
Posts: 1495
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:15 am
Location: Salt Lake City, Ut

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/22

Postby SempiternalHarbinger » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:52 pm

Great blog Marc! Thanks for sharing it with us. I have always been a fan of yours and the way you approach things. I could learn a lot from you! Look forward to browsing your blog more! Long live Zion!
“No matter where we begin, if we pursue knowledge diligently and honestly, our quest will inevitably lead us from the things of the earth to the things of heaven.”

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/22

Postby marc » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:31 am

SempiternalHarbinger wrote:Great blog Marc! Thanks for sharing it with us. I have always been a fan of yours and the way you approach things. I could learn a lot from you! Look forward to browsing your blog more! Long live Zion!


Thanks, bud. That means a lot. Got a new one this morning:

A hummingbird and a prayer
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

SempiternalHarbinger
captain of 1,000
Posts: 1495
Joined: Thu Sep 30, 2010 11:15 am
Location: Salt Lake City, Ut

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/22

Postby SempiternalHarbinger » Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:01 am

coachmarc wrote:
SempiternalHarbinger wrote:Great blog Marc! Thanks for sharing it with us. I have always been a fan of yours and the way you approach things. I could learn a lot from you! Look forward to browsing your blog more! Long live Zion!


Thanks, bud. That means a lot. Got a new one this morning:

A hummingbird and a prayer


This is exactly what I am talking about. I just read you post on the hummingbird and afterwards felt uplifted and edified! Thanks for sharing! And the light you hold up is beaming brother.

Not sure why but for some reason it made me think of a story a companion always shared about a mother taking their baby to the doctor to get some immunization shots. (hopefully it was not a hep. shot) Anyway, the baby girl is happy and smiling while she sits on her mother's lap, but than the doctor pokes her with a needle. The baby starts crying profusely. While crying the baby wonders to herself about why her mother would allow the doctor to purposely hurt her. "Why mother? Why did you allow him to do that when you knew it would hurt me." But no matter what the mother could say she could never explain to her baby why it was necessary and it was for the baby's good. Like Heavenly Father I sometimes ask why? But I know Heavenly Father answers prayers and wants the best for all his children. We might not understand at times but in the end we will understand and feel our Saviors love.
“No matter where we begin, if we pursue knowledge diligently and honestly, our quest will inevitably lead us from the things of the earth to the things of heaven.”

Libertas
captain of 50
Posts: 96
Joined: Fri Nov 07, 2008 1:10 pm

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/22

Postby Libertas » Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:05 pm

coachmarc wrote:Got a new one this morning:

A hummingbird and a prayer


Thank you for sharing another great experience to remind me that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass. Keep 'em coming.

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/28

Postby marc » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:45 am

Thank you all for your kind feedback. It means a lot to me. New update, inspired by ATL Awake:

Prince Ammon
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 9/30

Postby marc » Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:38 am

It's been a while. This one's kinda rough. Been kinda rough lately.

Pray and not faint
"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364

marc
My own worst enemy
Posts: 6824
Joined: Sun Aug 21, 2011 10:09 am
Contact:

Re: So I started a blog-Updated 10/22

Postby marc » Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:27 am

"I advise all to go on to perfection, and search deeper and deeper into the mysteries of Godliness." -- Joseph Smith, TPJS p.364


Return to “Off Topic / Miscellaneous Discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 18 guests